Sunsets and Washcloths

Learn to make a sunset inspired crochet washcloth with spike single crochets on DivineDebris.com
Sunset Washcloth free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy Monday again!
I don’t do it often, but like I said last month when I did a Monday post, when Marie from Underground Crafter asks if you want to work together you take her up on it 🙂
This time the CAL is a Washcloth/Dishcloth theme and I’m really excited to show this off. I tried out a couple different variations of this design before settling on this ray looking one. I love sunsets here in Southern California and I wanted to pay tribute to them in washcloth form.
At first I picked out the colors, got the yarn, and then started designing. I didn’t have more this just a twinkle of an idea in my head when I picked out sunset themed colors. The biggest issue, for me in designing this, was trying to find a way to almost blur the colors during the transitions but still make it a do-able design. I brought back the spike single crochet that I’ve used for my Willow Line and paired it with big blocks of color. I felt like the spikes would help to drag the color in a way that post stitches weren’t working for me.
It’s not a hard design and you could easily make this into afghan squares or even a cardigan if you keep increasing in the pattern, which I’d love to see if you do!

Anyway, I do hope you like this design and give this fun quick washcloth pattern a try!
See ya in July.
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Learn to make a sunset inspired crochet washcloth with spike single crochets on DivineDebris.com
Sunset Washcloth free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #3 Dk yarn
  • Needle that will weave in your ends

Gauge

  • 20 sc x 24 rows = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/ Stitches used

Notes

  • This pattern is worked row by row with a turn at the beginning of the row.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • For this pattern you will need to know how to make a spike sc. It’s performed like a regular sc but you work around the next st and into the row below.
  • Your finished piece may require some blocking due to the spike sc. You can get it wet and lay it flat to dry or steam it with a steamer and lay it flat to dry.
  • In the photos: color A is yellow (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Dk in Daffodil Yellow), color B is orange (Cotton Dk in Peach Orange), color C is pink (Cotton Dk in Blush Pink), and color D is blue (Cotton Dk in Washed Teal). Less than an oz/ 80 yds of yarn was used for any of the colors.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
9″ – 9.5″ high x 9″ – 9.5″ wide

Learn to make a sunset inspired crochet washcloth with spike single crochets on DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

Learn to make a sunset inspired crochet washcloth with spike single crochets on DivineDebris.com
Sunset Washcloth free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 1: A: Ch 2, sc into the second ch from the hook – 1 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] into the sc – 4 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 2 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 2 sts – 6 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 3 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 3 sts – 8 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 4 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 4 sts – 10 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 5 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 5 sts – 12 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 6 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 6 sts – 14 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 7 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 7 sts – 16 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 8 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 8 sts – 18 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 9 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 9 sts – 20 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 10 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 10 sts – 22 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color A but don’t fasten off, you’ll be using it again in 2 rows.
Row 12: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times – 14 sc, 10 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 12 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 12 sts – 26 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color B but don’t fasten off, you’ll be picking it back up in 2 rows.
Row 14: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times – 16 sc, 12 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 14 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 14 sts – 30 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Fasten off color A.
Row 16: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times – 18 sc, 14 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space

Sunset Washcloth: rows 1 – 18 example


Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 16 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 16 sts – 34 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 17 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 17 sts – 36 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 18 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 18 sts – 38 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 19 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 19 sts – 40 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 20 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 20 sts – 42 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 21 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 21 sts – 44 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 22 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 22 sts – 46 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color B but don’t fasten off, you’ll be using it again in 2 rows.
Row 24: C: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 10 more times – 26 sc, 22 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 24 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 24 sts – 50 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color C but don’t fasten off, you’ll be picking it back up in 2 rows.
Row 26: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 11 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 11 more times – 28 sc, 24 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 26 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 26 sts – 54 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Fasten off color B.
Row 28: C: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 12 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 12 more times – 30 sc, 26 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space

Sunset Washcloth: rows 1 – 30 example


Row 29: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 28 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 28 sts – 58 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 29 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 29 sts – 60 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 31: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 30 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 30 sts – 62 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 31 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 31 sts – 64 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 33: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 32 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 32 sts – 66 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 34: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 33 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 33 sts – 68 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 35: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 34 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 34 sts – 70 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color C but don’t fasten off, you’ll be using it again in 2 rows.
Row 36: D: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 16 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 16 more times – 38 sc, 34 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 36 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 36 sts – 74 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Drop color D but don’t fasten off, you’ll be picking it back up in 2 rows.
Row 38: C: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 17 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 17 more times – 40 sc, 36 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 38 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 38 sts – 78 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Fasten off color C.
Row 40: D: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 18 more times, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the first st, *spike sc around the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 18 more times – 42 sc, 38 spike sc, 1 ch-2 space

Sunset Washcloth: rows 1 – 42 shown


Row 41: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 40 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 40 sts – 82 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 42: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 41 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 41 sts – 84 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 43: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 42 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 42 sts – 86 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 44: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 43 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 43 sts – 88 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 45: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 44 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 44 sts – 90 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 46: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 45 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 45 sts – 92 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Row 47: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 46 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] into the next ch-2 space, sc into the next 46 sts – 94 sc, 1 ch-2 space
Fasten off color D, weave in all your ends. Block if you’d like or if you find it leaning a bit.

Learn to make a sunset inspired crochet washcloth with spike single crochets on DivineDebris.com
Sunset Washcloth free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is, the Sunset Washcloth! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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